Monday, 18 May 2009

Autodesk Design Review - GPS Mode demo

A colleague and the company's Autodesk Design Review guru Trevor Gallyot prepared a video testing ADR's GPS interface feature. 

It is quite a useful feature when doing field visits, reconnaissance surveys and dealing with a complex, evolving site.  A proposed infrastructure footprint can be laid down, making it easier to imagine the impact while walking the site at eye level.

Civil 3D was used to import Google images and publish to ADR.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Vote for Sessions for AU 2009

I received an email yesterday from Autodesk University Online announcing that voting for the classes you want to see for AU 2009 is now open.

AU 2009 will be held from December 1-4 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

To vote for sessions, go to the Autodesk University Session Selection page and log in using your AU Online username and password. If you do not have an AU Online account, it only takes 15 seconds to register as an AU Online member. You can vote up to 20 classes from the list of submitted classes. The voting deadline is Friday, May 8 at midnight PDT.

Even if you can not attend, I still encourage voting the ones you want as most class handouts, podcasts, screencasts and presentation documents are made available on the AU website after the event to members to download.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Transition curves

To automatically include transition curves using the Straight-Straight (With curves) command, the Transition In and Out option in the Curve and Transition settings should be enabled. These are unticked by default. Once set, this will be applied to any new alignment created.

This can also be set through the alignment command settings. Toolspace (Settings tab)> Alignments> Commands> Right click CreateAlignmentLayout.

These are drawing specific settings and need to be set every time on new drawings.